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Decade Old India Shipping Summit Makes History

  In ten years, India Shipping Summit held consistently in Mumbai, has sailed on a robust growth course despite the worldwide witnessing recessionary waves buffeting any endeavors to grow and gain.

USCG to Ensure Safety During World Series

  The Coast Guard and local agencies are working to ensure the safety of boaters and baseball fans during World Series games at AT&T Park this weekend. The

16 Die in Coal Mine Accident in China

  Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting

Total CEO Plane Crash: Russian Prosecutors Detain More Suspects

Russian prosecutors detained four Moscow airport workers and denied bail to the driver of a snow plough which hit a private jet killing the CEO of French oil company Total earlier this week,

Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Naval Special Warfare

Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran visited Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Sailors during an all hands call on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Oct.

EUCAP Nestor Train 30 Somali Coast Guards

  On 21 October, the European Union’s Maritime Capacity Building Mission in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean (EUCAP Nestor) celebrated the successful completion of a two month Mentoring,

PDVSA Charters Another Algerian Crude Cargo

Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA has hired a supertanker to load a second 2 million-barrel cargo of Algerian crude, according to preliminary tanker fixture data.

Russian Minister to Intervene with Gazprom on Slovakia Gas Flow

Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak will intervene with Gazprom to raise reduced gas shipments to Slovakia to contracted levels, Slovakia's economy ministry

Total Names Refining Boss to Replace de Margerie

French oil company Total has appointed refining boss Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to succeed Christophe de Margerie who was killed in a plane crash in Moscow this week.

Bollinger's Fanguy Honored for Quality Excellence

The Certification Board of ASQ announced that Dennis Fanguy has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, or ASQ CMQ/OE.

Germany: Prices in ETS Must Rise

Certificate prices in Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) must rise in order for the system to be effective in fighting climate change, a senior German official said on Wednesday.

Poland Plays Hardball over Russian Gas

Poland said Russia failing to supply requested volumes, but Poland does not need the extra gas, storage almost full. When Poland last month accused Russian natural

Shell: "Substantial" Gabon Gas Find

Shell has announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The well Leopard-1 encountered a substantial gas column with around 200 metres net gas pay in a pre-salt reservoir.

Oil Above $86, Recovery Holds

U.S. crude stocks rise less than expected - API. Oil edged further above $86 a barrel on Wednesday after an industry report showed a smaller-than-expected rise in U.

Russian Refining Margins to Fall in 2015

Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Shatalov told reporters on Wednesday that oil refining margin, a key measure of profitability, would fall to $20 per tonne in 2015 from $50 currently,

Portugal Could Block EU Climate Deal

Portugal, Spain want 15 percent connection goal; spare Iberian energy stranded by lack of links. Could reduce EU dependency on Russian fuel. Portugal warned

Angola LNG Delays Plant Restart

The restart of Angola's liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant has been delayed until late 2015 from an original mid-year target after the facility was shut earlier

Russia: Ukraine Has One Week to Ante Up

Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday, suggesting a standoff

Lukoil's West Qurna-2 at 320,000 bpd

Russia's Lukoil is producing more than 320,000 barrels per day at its Iraqi West Qurna-2 field, Andrey Gaidamaka, the company's vice-president, said on Wednesday.

Total Names Pouyanne, Desmarest to C-Suite Slots

French oil major Total on Wednesday appointed refining head Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive and former CEO Thierry Desmarest as non-executive chairman. The

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